Retailers Reveal What They Learned From the Recession

The recession has broken many store owners of two retail habits that went from profit-killers to business-closers when the economy tanked two years ago: carrying too much inventory and poorly managing their cash flow.   “I’ve seen jewelers hold on to inventory for three to five years,” says David Peters, director of education for Jewelers of America. “These days, jewelers are more proactive about turning [it].” When the crisis began in the fourth quarter of 2008, the first instinct for many retailers was to begin selling down their inventory to pay off debt and reinvest only in best-sellers and fast-turners. To quickly streamline their stock, retailers discounted, parted out, or scrapped nonperforming finished jewelry.   At the same time, store owners started to reevaluate, and perhaps end, their relationships with vendors. Those that were flexible and suppo

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